Offers | Boekenhoutskloof 's 2018 New Releases

"OFF THE BLOODY CHARTS... I AM COMPLETELY FLABBERGASTED. MAKE A DISORDERLY QUEUE NOW!" MATTHEW JUKES

We are delighted to share this exciting new 2018 release from Boekenhoutskloof in Franschoek. We have chosen our two favourites from the range to kick off our first South African offer of 2021: a Stellenbosch Cabernet and a spellbinding Syrah. Both have rightly received brilliant scores from the critics, including the Platter’s Wine Guide Cabernet of the Year. In fact, winemaker Gottfried Mocke was named Tim Atkin MW’s winemaker of the year in 2020.

The 2018 Stellenbosch Cabernet is a triumph and recently won Cabernet of the Year in the Platter’s Wine Guide. It is “an amazing Cabernet”, says Mathew Jukes. Magisterial and broad shouldered, it has perfect poise and freshness with an underlying minerality thanks to the granite and sandstone terroir. At just £26.50/btl IB it is spectacular Cabernet at an attainable price.

The estate is famous for making one of the best Syrahs in the Cape. Their 2018 is sourced predominantly from the same vineyard as the equally superb Porseleinberg, the estate's sister label and a wine we have previously offered. Matthew Jukes comments, it is “loaded with Hermitage-like malevolence in 2018". He awards it an impressive 19+ points and says, “With a melange of both red and black fruit tones and considerable aromatic lift on the nose, this is a Syrah with its feet firmly planted in the earth while its head is in the clouds such is the scale and majesty of its posture…while it might be a criminal offence to drink this wine so young, I am sure you will break the law for a flavour as enthralling and all-encompassing as this one”.

Boekenhoutskloof has given us impeccable and very well-priced wines in 2018. They embody all that is so exciting about the South African wine scene, where talented producers work with remarkable terroirs to makes wines such as these.

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Boekenhoutskloof Stellenbosch Cabernet 2018
£159.00 per 6 bottles IB | £206.87 per 6 bottles DP inc. VAT
Plush and packed with cassis, this is a tremendously flashy wine with deep wells of liqueur-like fruit coupled with strident oak and a lovely bright, dry finish. Yearning to be set free, BCSS is like a prize-fighter itching for the bell so it can launch itself at its opponent. This is an amazing Cabernet and while it has the stuffing to go deep into the later rounds, I love its toned flanks and glistening musculature right now. 18.5+ points, Matthew Jukes

It’s surely no coincidence that Boekenhoutskloof moved into its swanky new cellar in 2018, as the quality of most of its wines has gone up a notch. This comes from two excellent growers on the Helderberg and is wonderfully focused, layered and complex with some underlying grip, blackcurrant leaf top notes and some seasoning from 5% Cabernet Franc. Drink 2022-30. 96 Points, Tim Atkin MW

Rich, ripe black berries & cherries on pronounced & perfumed 2018. Warm texture lifted by attractive herbal whiffs (5% cab franc making presence felt), 70% new French oak - up from 60% in 2017 (4.5 stars, 94 pts) - works to good effect, taming sturdy tannins & adding spicy interest. 5 Stars & 97 Points, Cabernet Sauvignon of the Year Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Boekenhoutskloof Syrah 2018
£159.00 per 6 bottles IB | £206.87 per 6 bottles DP inc. VAT
I have never forgotten the 2000 vintage of this wine, which I wrote up in one of my books many moons ago. In the blink of an eye, the perfume on this 2018 vintage took me back to that great wine and while this label has been known to wander off into the forest in certain vintages, it is back with a brooding bang and loaded with Hermitage-like malevolence in 2018. With a melange of both red and black fruit tones and considerable aromatic lift on the nose, this is a Syrah with its feet firmly planted in the earth while its head is in the clouds such is the scale and majesty of its posture. Like the other reds in this vintage, the oak integration is near perfect and this allows the fruit to sing. If there is one wine to drink before the other reds, then this is it, and while it might be a criminal offence to drink this wine so young, I am sure you will break the law for a flavour as enthralling and all-encompassing as this one. 19+ points, Matthew Jukes

Given that 80% of Boekenhoutskloof’s Syrah now hails from Porseleinberg (the remainder is from Goldmine), it’s no surprise that this is such an impressive wine. Fermented with 40% whole bunches, it’s subtle, scented and almost delicate, with filigree tannins, rose petal top notes, some clove and nutmeg spice and a hint of oak. Drink 2022-30. 97 Points, Tim Atkin MW

Heady scents of plums & cherries mixed with fresh violets on 2018, showing vibrant colour while lively acidity & polished tannins build on the palate. Whiffs of pepper & coriander spice, juicy texture courtesy 40% wholebunch fruit. All old oak, no distraction from fruit purity here. Swartland fruit, like 2017. 4.5 Stars & 93 Points, Platter’s South African Wine Guide

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Pricing

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Tax status

  • IB: In Bond. These wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries.

  • DP: Duty Paid. Wines for immediate UK delivery must be purchased Duty Paid. VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. Wines which have been removed from Bond cannot subsequently be returned to Bond. They must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • EP: En Primeur. These wines are lying in the Domaines’ cellars until shipping. They can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.